Sino Language Gateway Facilitates Two-Way Cultural Immersion

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Student Roles Reverse as Sino Language Gateway Develops Programs for Chinese Students to Study Abroad in the United States

Sino Language attends ICEF Miami conference

Sino Language attends ICEF Miami conference

These partnerships will help shape Sino Language into a well-rounded educational organization that promotes global understanding, bridge language gaps and break down cultural barriers between the youth of the East and the West.

Sino Language Gateway (SLG), one of the leading providers of Chinese cultural study abroad programs for youth, announced plans to evolve itself into a premium two-way cultural education provider. SLG has firmly established its foundation of offering cultural learning and immersion programs to students traveling to China since 2003, but will now broaden its scopes to fine tune programs for Chinese students to experience cultural immersion in the United States. These programs will encompass short-term and long-term stays in both the United States and Canada and enroll Chinese students into schools from the middle school to four-year university levels.

The jump to providing study abroad programs for Chinese students came organically as SLG attracted many local children in China to join its foreign students in its summer camp in Beijing. As the Chinese children helped SLG students practice speaking Chinese, they formed quick friendships and developed strong interest in learning English. SLG received many inquiries from the local Chinese students about summer camps in the U.S. and also questions about applying for schools in the U.S. Feeling the strong need in China for this kind of education, SLG naturally made the move to foster English learning for Chinese students and provide them the opportunities to attending schools in North America.

The desire to provide English study abroad programs was reinforced when SLG representatives visited the ICEF Miami Conference in December 2012 where education institutions, agencies, and professionals gathered to discuss and share findings on international education. The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security also made their appearances at the ICEF Miami Conference and confirmed the growing trend of North American educators working with overseas education agents.

“Being there in the Miami conference, we strongly felt that young people of all nationalities seek higher education in the U.S.,” said Anna Yu, Marketing Director of SLG. “There are two major reasons for this: First, English is still the dominant language in the world. Second, international communication has become more open and seamless, making it more important for people of different countries to understand each other.”

SLG came out of the conference with strong momentum and resolve to advance its English study abroad programs and middle school to four-year university levels programs through newly formed relationships with several schools and school districts across the U.S. and Canada, including The Quarry Lane School (CA), The Gilbert School (CT), Fairmont Private Schools (CA), The Lincoln Academy (ME), Menaul School (NM), Shoals Christian School (AL), The Community Colleges of Spokane (WA), and the Delta School District of British Columbia, Canada. These partnerships will help shape SLG into a well-rounded educational organization that promotes global understanding, bridge language gaps and break down cultural barriers between the youth of the East and the West.

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